[Mailman-Developers] Re: "download the full raw archive"
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 15:14:32 -0500
On 2000.10.05, in <email@example.com>,
"Barry A. Warsaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure what to do about it. The links are useful and since the
> files are intended to be MUA-ready, munging the addresses is
> inconvenient. I guess if the list admin is really worried about
> harvesting, she'll make the archives private and force access through
> the authentication page.
> Not a great position to take, I admit.
I think it's a fine position to take, as long as there's a way for the
concerned administrator to block access. I'm disappointed when I can't
obtain virginal mbox archives of a list, and authenticating access is a
perfectly good solution to the harvester problem.
Maybe, as a compromise, the text and mbox links should be authenticated
even when the archives are private?
-D. email@example.com NSIT University of Chicago